A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Andrew Johnson, seventeenth president of the United States.
A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States.
France wanted to show its support of American democracy by giving the country a gift for the centennial. This gift would become the Statue of Liberty. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book discusses several ancient civilizations and their forms of government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
Devin and Nadia team up with Bounce, Pema and Marcus as they all travel to Northern Ontario to watch their parents present to the Summit of World Leaders. A swarm of politicians, lobbyists, corporate bosses and protestors have all converged on the summit to get their messages heard. A tragic accident just hours before their parents' presentation plunges the kids into their biggest mystery yet and sets them on the trail of a murderer bent on stopping their parents' controversial message from being heard. It's a fight against the planet's power players as the kids dive into the world of politics, uncovering how government works, the history of democracy, the influence of lobbyists and corporations on politicians and the potential of civil society to change it all.
This book discusses the Vietnam War, its effects on America, and how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was conceived. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the political parties, the democratic process, and elections in the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the history and responsibilities of the executive branch of the United States government which includes the president, vice-president, cabinet, and other agencies and councils. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the history, organization, and responsibilities of the legislative branch of the United States government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the history, organization, and responsibilities of the judicial branch of the United States government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the organization, duties, and responsibilities of state and local governments in the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book takes a scientific look at natural disasters around the world. Reading Essentials in Science.
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book we learn where a country's money comes from. Where do the millions and billions of pounds go to? Why do people have to pay taxes? What is GDP? And how and when will you be able to play a part in the economy.
This four-book series explains the complex concept of money in a simple, fun and amusing way. In this book we learn how money flows around the world. And how do we know what money really is when money is so different from country to country? What is the foreign exchange and how does it work? Why are some countries super-rich and some living in poverty?
Government leaders help to govern our country, our states, and our cities. They make important decisions, solve problems, and see that laws are enforced. The people they serve elect most government officials. Long ago, there were not as many government officials as there are today because the United States had a smaller population.
The high maneuverability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity! Students will learn about the history, technology, and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.
Air Force Air Commandos provide several critical services that are key to the success of the United States Armed Forces. Students will learn about the history of the Air Commandos and the training required to execute successful missions.
Marine Corps Force Recon units provide reconnaissance to the Armed Forces to help make missions successful. Students will learn about these elite soldiers and the training it requires to become a member of Marine Corps Force Recon.
Learn about recontruction in American history through engaging text, detailed illustrations and photos of artifacts.
Military helicopters perform a variety of missions for armed forces around the world. Some of these helicopters are capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour! Readers will discover the history, technology, and future of the world's fastest military helicopters.
Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates' ideas on how people should discuss, think about, and solve complicated problems have influenced centuries of thinkers in politics, law, and philosophy. The modern world would be very different without Socrates' method of asking questions about a problem to find the solution. Socrates' thinking has shaped modern science, government, and education, as well as many other parts of everyday life. Learn the story of one of the most important philosophical thinkers of all time in Socrates: Greek Philosopher.
When Europeans arrived in the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries, they found that some Native American tribes had created alliances, or confederacies. These agreements allowed the member tribes of the confederacy to control trade and keep the peace in their region. This book explains how these Native American confederacies were formed, discusses some famous examples like the Iroquois Confederacy, and explains how Native American groups continue to work together for the good of all tribes in the present day.
This book discusses how FEMA responds to all kinds of disasters and brings relief and help to people in need.
This book describes the skills, equipment, and training of SWAT teams.